Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"I'm Coming Home Again": What to do at DSU Homecoming?

Photo from Homecoming 2007

It's the place of many great memories.

It's the place where I spent many endless hours in the Hornet newspaper office. It's the place where I participated in memorable and controversial SGA elections. The place where campus parties were never dull and the place where the cafeteria food was always under constant criticism.

It's the place I'm proud to call HOME -- DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY.

And next Friday, I'm coming home again.

Indeed, I'm looking forward to returning HOME next weekend for Homecoming. And I know that I'm not alone.

Within the last 24 hours I've been inundated with text messages, phone calls and MySpace -Facebook messages from friends trying to find out "what's poppin' for homecoming?"

Well, I'm going to use this blog to share what I know with everyone else:

First, there's been a change to the traditional activities schedule.

This year the Homecoming Step Show will be held on Friday night.

It's important to note the Gamma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is going for their 4th straight homecoming step show victory. There's no doubt that the dominance of the men of black and old gold will continue. [06!] Come out and support!

After the step show is the after party --- or should I say the Young Alumni Party, as it's been commonly referred to as.

If you didn't attend last year's young alum party, you missed out...plain and simple.


The party is going down on Friday, Oct. 17 at The Outlook at the Duncan Center in Dover -- 500 W. Loockerman Street. Tickets are $25 in advance.

Check out the web site for additional information
[go to the site to find out how to pick up your tickets...don't wait until the last minute folks. This will be the party that everyone is talking about!]

Then on Saturday, the football game the Hornets take on the Aggies of North Carolina A&T.

What to do on Saturday night besides standing around the plots? Easy! Go back to the Duncan Center for another party. It's also $25 in advance [more at the door].


This party is being hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Tickets can be purchased here --- ["hurry up and buy"..."hurry and buy"...LOL]


For those people still undecided on attending Homecoming, make up your minds and just GO! It's once a year and you'll be glad you went when it's all over.

I can't believe it's been more than three years since clouds loomed over the commencement ceremonies of the class of 2005.

While I have made several trips to Del State since graduation, homecoming is always a special time because you get to reunite with people you haven't seen in years.

It's a great time to catch up on where your friends are now living and working. Who is married? Who has kids? You know, the fun stuff that people will talk about while stuffing their faces at IHOP or Denny's after the parties are all over.

I hope this has helped some of you out...see you at HOME.

"I'm coming home again."

Below Video: Kanye West "Homecoming"

THURSDAY, OCT. 16 Returns To Its Roots for Homecoming and Delaware State University’s SGA The (RE) BIRTH have partnered to bring opportunity and entertainment to DSU students through the AllHipHop College Rep Program and the AllHipHop Homecoming Tour.

In celebration of their 10-year anniversary, has created a College Rep Program to give students an opportunity to gain real-world marketing, public relations and journalism experience., the most widely read Hip-Hop entity in the world, has roots in Delaware with founders Chuck Creekmur, who attended DSU for a stint before graduating from the University of Delaware, and Greg Watkins, who currently resides in Wilmington, DE.

On Oct. 16, will bring two exciting events to Delaware State University’s Homecoming Week.

The Social Lounge TM: A Discussion of Hip-Hop, Politics and More is an interactive panel discussion moderated by MTV’s Fonzworth Bentley. Featured panelists include Grammy Award-winning rapper Rhymefest, Hip-Hop artist-turned-entertainment attorney Tracey Lee, author/lecturer Mo Beasley, AllHipHop Co-Founders Chuck Creekmur and Greg Watkins, and DSU’s own former SGA Vice President Ayanna Mac (aka The Last Donna).

The event will take place in the Longwood Auditorium of the Bank of America Building at 11:00AM with a Meet & Greet immediately following.

At 5:00PM, AllHipHop is taking over THE CIRCLE (Plots) with the AllHipHop Soundstage featuring performances by Maino, Red Café, Rock City, Alfamega, Young Steff and more.

For more info contact Roni Turner at or call 404-510-7941.

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